iNetwork’s priorities are decided by the Executive Board with direction from the Network Leadership Groups for the communities.

The Executive Board consists of:

  • Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive of Tameside Council (Chair)
  • Tim Rainey, Assistant Executive Director of Media, Marketing and Communications, Tameside MBC
  •         Peter Schofield, Trafford Council
  •         Phil Swan, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  •         Beverley Stephens, Tameside Council
  •         Jenny Spiers, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  •         Zohrah Zancudi, Calderdale Council
  •         Chris Lewis, Oldham Council
  •         Ian Brown, Manchester City Council
  •         Cazz Ward, Big Life Group
  •         Cathryn Sloan, Advancing Quality Alliance
  •         Robert Ling, North Yorkshire Council
  •         Simone Thomas, Cheshire West and Chester Council
  •         Stephen O’Brien, Sefton Council
  •         Gareth Pawlett, Cheshire East Council
  • Alan Ratcliffe, Assistant Director of Resources, Cumbria County Council
  • John Morrissy, Head of Transformation, Bolton Council
  • John Curtis, Project Manager, New Economy Manchester
  •         Theresa Grant, Trafford Council
  •         Chris Sinott, Chorley Council
  •         Peter Jones, Warrington Council

iNetwork’s Leadership Groups include representatives from each sub-region and each local public service sector. These are a source of expert discussion on hot topics plus they play an important governance role.

Effective Information Sharing and Security (EISS) Network Leadership Group (NLG)

Transforming and Innovating Public Services Programme (TIPS)Network Leadership Group (NLG)

Connected Procurement and Commissioning (CPC) Network Leadership Group (NLG)
Chair: Jenny Spiers, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust 

Deputy Chair: David Willis, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust


  • Lynn Evans, AGMA
  • Dani Mistry, Bradford Council
  • Andy Paton, St Helens Council
  • Cora Suckley, Countess of Chester NHS
  • Andrew Rose, Information Commissoners Office
  • Lesley Bullen, The Guinness Partnership
  • Sarah Gallear, Warrington Council
  • Shane Agnew, Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • John Curtis, Sheffield Council
  • Stacey Egerton , Information Commissoners Office

For more information about this group, contact: Ajike Alli-Ameh (EISS Programme Lead)


Co-Chair: Rahna Riley, Rochdale Council

Co-Chair: Chris Lewis, Oldham Council


  • Alex Grundy, Plus Dane Housing
  • Alison Moglione, Liverpool City Council
  • Cath Timmons, Greater Manchester Police
  • Cazz Ward, Big Life Group
  • Chris Twomey, West Lancs Council
  • John Morrissy, Bolton Council
  • Kathryn Rees, Wigan Council
  • Matthew Ward, Carlisle City Council
  • Samantha Horton-Leigh, Cheshire West & Chester Council
  • Sarah Bullock, St Helens Council
  • Sarah Richardson, Calderdale Council
  • Sharon Winn, Trafford Council
  • Steve Wiseman, City of Stoke-on-Trent
  • Steven Fry, Salford City Council
  • Toni Bosworth, Wirral Council
  • Victoria Clark, Manchester City Council
  • Wendy Moss, Liverpool City Council

For more information about this group, contact: Catherine O’Neill (TIPS Programme Lead)

Co -Chair: Ian Brown, Manchester City Council

Co- Chair: Peter Schofield  Agma


  • Jonathan Cliffe, Wigan Council
  • Ray Williams, Wirral Council
  • Keith Patterson, Wirral Council
  • Rob Banks, St Helens Council
  • Phil Cresswell, Sefton Council
  • Tim Broughton – Cheshire FRS
  • Andrew Williams – Cheshire West & Chester Council
  • Chris Bradley – Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • Helen McMahon – Lancaster City Council
  • Conway Stewart – Cumbria County Council
  • Mike Farren – Cumbria County Council
  • David Bemrose – YPO
  • Wendy Clarke – YPO
  • Sharon Robson – Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • Neil Meadowcroft – Knowsley CCG

For more information about this group, contact: Shelley Heckman (CPC Programme Lead)

History of iNetwork
iNetwork was founded as the North West E-Government Group (NWEGG) in 2002 as part of the national eGovernment Programme. It was rebranded in 2011 because a) it was wider than the North West and b) it had expanded its remit beyond eGovernment. That only left “North” in the original name.